“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, February 10, 2012

Kim Jong-Un rumored to be dead

There's a rumor going around that North Korea's new dear leader Kim Jong-Un was assassinated yesterday. Of course, this is from the Chinese News Agency, so it's not exactly reliable.

Because North Korea is such a closed country it's hard to tell what's going on there. But one thing we do know, is that like his father before him Kim Jong-Un likes to look at things. Every few days or so, a new image is released to the media of Jong-Un looking at assorted, every-day items. He rarely does anything with them, he just looks at them. Until they stop posting pictures of him looking at things, I won't believe he's really dead.

Click on over to kimjongunlookingatthings and check out all the interesting things he likes to look at. Here's an example of Kim Jong-Un looking at some baked goods.


Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

"...this is from the Chinese News Agency, so it's not exactly reliable."

I'm curious. Aren't U.S. pronouncements just as unreliable as Chinese declarations? In fact, don't all governments lie? Aren't the politicians and bureaucrats of every country professional liars?

More to the point of this blog, aren't democrat and republican politicians equally facile liars?

Ed said...

My favorite line from The Hunt for Red October is from the SECDEF, "I'm a politician, which means I'm a liar and a cheat and when I'm not kissing babies, I'm stealing their candy."

I would say that all politicians have the capacity for dishonesty, it comes with the job, it's even a prerequisite. That said, we do have a media that once in a while tries to hold our politicians to some level of honesty in their actions, where China has no such "watch-dog" media. The Chinese are even less reliable when it comes to honesty than our media, and that's saying a lot.